Dear media representatives
City of Tampere will host the European Youth Olympic Festival in 19 - 24 July with more than 2600 athletes of age 13 - 18 years from 49 countries.
Nine sports will take place at the games with the Olympic torch, the Olympic flag. They are: athletics, swimming, cycling, gymnastic, tennis, judo, volleyball, handball and basketball.
The opening ceremony will be held at the Tampere Ice Stadium on Sunday 19 July and the closing ceremony at the Ratina Stadium on Friday 24 July.
We wish the media welcome to follow the games!
EYOF Logoguide (pdf, 196 KB)
The Main Media Centre with a working room will be located at the Ratina Stadium, where the starting lists and results of all the sports at the games will be available.
Also at the other competition venues and at the Olympic Village there will be service and working room for media.
The competition venues will be:
Athletics: Ratina Stadium
Swimming: Tampere Swimming Centre (Kaleva)
Cycling: Time Trial and Criterium in Hervanta, Road Race in Pyynikki (centre)
Gymnastic: Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre TESC, hall A
Judo: Tampere Ice Stadium
Tennis: Tampere Tennis Centre (Ruotula)
Volleyball: Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre TESC, hall C
Handball: Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre TESC, hall D
Basketball: Pyynikki Gall Games Centre
City of Tampere will provide wireless Internet connection at all the sports venues and Olympic Village. The media can use it free.
The user name and password for the WLAN-net will be available at the Main Media Centre.
If needed, also connections with wire will be available at the media working rooms.
For other requests, use the application form, please.
For hotel reservation, we ask the media use the Tourism Information of City of Tampere on the Internet before June 15th.
tel. + 358 3 5656 6800
The Main Media Centre will serve at Ratina Stadium, home straight
tribune, 1st floor. At each competition venue there will be a Media
Working room. All the starting lists, results and other essential
information will be available there as well as at the MMC - both
printed and on the net.
A photo-bib will be given to those who have a photographer-accreditation. Photographers with a bib can work on the photo-seats close enough to each competition site. The bib can be obtained from the Main Media Centre. At the Ratina stadium maximum 12 photographers will be permitted to work infield at the same time. Instructions of using a flash will be given at each competition venue.
Finnish Broadcasting Compay Yleisradio has reserved all the rights to take moving picture during the competitions. Otherwise videocameras can be used, but the instructiuons must be followed at each venue.
Information and media manager
+ 358 40 8411833